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Lubbock, Texas, Woman Sentenced to 6 Months in Federal Prison for Making False Statements to U.S. Marshals

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

LUBBOCK, Texas — Maria Guadalupe Baltazar, 37, of Lubbock, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 6 months in federal prison, following her guilty plea in September 2015 to one count of making a false statement to a government agency, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, Baltazar admitted to lying to U.S. Marshals about the whereabouts of a multi-time convicted felon.  On June 26, 2015 federal agents learned of a felon sentenced to a term of incarceration of 235 months who was mistakenly released from custody and who had fled the area.  Baltazar was subsequently questioned about the whereabouts of this man, and was untruthful with U.S. Marshals about her knowledge as to the man’s whereabouts and about her involvement.  Baltazar must surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on February 19, 2016.

United States Marshals investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Myria Boehm of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lubbock, Texas, prosecuted.

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Updated February 4, 2016